Mar 14, 2005 - 2:07 pm
Although my main focus these days is doing everything I can to help my mom beat this disease, if I stop long enough to think, I often start to wonder and worry about what this means for my future. My mom was in her early 40s when she was first diagnosed and while I have some suspicions that there were some contributing factors in addition to her chain smoking for MANY years, I still worry about facing this battle myself. I believe my mom is an amazingly strong woman and I can't imagine going through all she's been through, especially with the amazing attitude she has always maintained. Just wondering if anyone else has begun to think about what this means for them.
PS. I am going to be 28 this year and my Dr has said that despite the family history it is still too early to begin annual mammograms!